About Checkers Bistro
The sophisticated and timeless Dining Room offers diners a warm and intimate space to enjoy Chef Daniels inventive seasonal menus. The dining room is divided in to 3 areas, the Wine Salon, the Stage and the Champions Room.
The Wine Salon is an elegantly appointed dining area that faces the glass-enclosed wine cellar.
The Stage is a raised area, longer than it is wide, facing a full-length wall of beautiful old casement windows.
The Champions Room is a private area that can be part of the restaurant flow or cordoned off for privacy.
French American, American, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm -10:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm -9:00pm
$31 to $50
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Many of our guests look to host special events, like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or private business functions offsite, at their homes or business. Checkers Bistro provides catering and event management throughout the Lancaster area. Our team will help you locate the perfect location and do everything necessary to create a unique event. Whether entertaining for an intimate gathering of friends, planning a wedding, larger special occasion or a full day business event, we will listen to your needs, assess the challenges and lead you through every step to assure a wonderful experience.
Parking is available in parking lots in both the front (off Charlotte Street) and the rear (off Harrisburg Avenue), along the street on Charlotte Street and in the Snavely Lumber’s parking lot, just a half a block up Charlotte Street.
Red Rose Transit Authority buses stop and pickup 1 block from the restaurant.
James Street is the closest public transport bus stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Checkers Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We have been to Checkers many times. Th ...
We have been to Checkers many times. The food has been excellent each time. Casual, contemporary atmosphere that would welcome any casual attire. The menu is unique and dishes are nicely presented. I would like to dine here more often than I do!
We both started off with French onion so ...
We both started off with French onion soup which was pretty tasty. I ordered the steak frites and really disliked it a lot. The truffle butter was too over powering and the flank steak tasted slimy and gross. My fiance had a pasta dish and she said it was OK but probably wouldn't get it again.
The mixed drinks were great and wine was delicious. I'd like to give it another try one day but living in Baltimore and the amount of times we're are up there way it will probably be a while till we try it again if we ever do.
Atmosphere was lovely. Give it a whirl just don't order the flank steak 😔
I had the opportunity to have dinner wit ...
I had the opportunity to have dinner with a friend at Checkers earlier this week and we had an amazing experience! Our server was terrific, extremely friendly, and very knowledgeable of the menu. Checkers is my favorite restaurant in Lancaster and my experience on Tuesday night only helps to reinforce that. The food is superb and the ambience is wonderful. Well done, as always!
We love checkers it is always delicious ...
We love checkers it is always delicious and the food and service is impeccable ! We started with the duck tacos which all four of us devoured then we had the coffee filet which is so delicious and we ended our meal with the tasty profiteroles and the pressed coffee. My parents were in town from Los Angeles and we brought them there because we knew the meal would not disappoint and it didn't !
Love Checkers! We had great food and se ...
Love Checkers! We had great food and service. My only criticism was the time between courses was a bit long. I never like to be rushed or hurried but I felt it was a bit long. Don't let this stop you from enjoying the restaurant!!
The outside is hard to find at night whe ...
The outside is hard to find at night when you've never been there before. We went to Checkers for our 10th Anniversary, we were seated at the bar while they prepared a table for us and were given a dinner menu to look over while we waited. Everyone we came into contact with us told us Happy 10th Anniversary, and were VERY nice. The prices are kind of steep, but the food is worth it. My husband and I aren't exactly foodies so the names of the dishes were a little confusing, so steak frites was- steak and fries. The atmosphere was great and romantic and the drinks were on point. On my desert plate they had written Happy 10th Anniversary in chocolate. Overall a great anniversary dinner.
Enjoyed our birthday dinner here. Birth ...
Enjoyed our birthday dinner here. Birthdays, rather, because wife and I were born the same day. We wanted to escape election night news...Checkers was the perfect antidote to political overload. Quiet, softly lit and romantic..distant from talking head chitter chatter.
Service was very good. Wine selection was fine and server was knowledgeable enough to make good suggestions. Food was top notch.
As a matter of personal choice, rather than a complaint, I would have served the flatiron steak for the steak frites entree in just a slightly different manner. While tasty, the cut can be a bit tough. I would have prepared a slightly thinner cut, or would have presented it, on the plate, sliced thin against the bias.
This is our favorite restaurant so we go ...
This is our favorite restaurant so we go there any time we can find a babysitter. We had not visited in about 6-8 weeks, but it seems as just about the entire service staff has turned over. The service was good, but not extraordinary like we have come to expect with our visits there. Our salads seemed a bit smaller than in the past. Our server never brought us bread. When my husband asked what beers are currently on tap the server had to find the page in the drink menu. Every other time we have been there the servers have always know from memory not only the beers, but what whiskeys, rums, etc currently in house.
Again, not a bad experience, just not as grand as usual.
Great food as always and the servers are ...
Great food as always and the servers are very accommodating. My only suggestion is that although the lighting is nice for a romantic evening, it was very hard to see the menus and especially the food. I saw other people using their cell phones to see the menus too. I like to be able to see the food.
Celebrating a friends' 50th Birthday for ...
Celebrating a friends' 50th Birthday for lunch. Was a great place to eat. Beet salad was incredible and we had the quiche too. Dessert was really good. Was a bit pricey for lunch - seemed more like dinner pricing. Would choose it for special lunches in future. Very nice interior design.
My wife and I had an early dinner here. ...
My wife and I had an early dinner here. Outside looks like an old industrial building (which it is) but don't let that stop you, inside the real transformation happens. Very elegant and warm. Very attentive and friendly staff. Small menu but a unique blend of American, Asian and French items and very well done! Keep in mind the seasonal menu is only available after 5PM. We started with French Onion Soup and Lobster Bisque soups. Both excellent and a proper portion for the price. Then had the Diver Scallops and Crab Cake. Again both excellent however I thought three scallops for $25 was a little high. Finished with a nice Creme Brulee and Ginger Ice Cream and Tart. Very fine meal overall and we will be back for more. Our compliments to the kitchen and staff. Thanks for a great meal. Tom & Bettie
Checker's never fails to please, we woul ...
Checker's never fails to please, we would not go back if it did not! I have never had a single complaint about anything there, and have never experienced anything other than a perfect fine dining experience. Yes, they will see me and my family again.
My wife and I shared a wonderful dining ...
My wife and I shared a wonderful dining experience at Checkers, celebrating our 39 anniversary. We both enjoyed perfectly mixed cocktails before dining on scallops and blackened mahi. Both were served superbly cooked and well plated. The service was spot on, but not overbearing. They also served us our crem brulee with a special anniversary greeting. All in all, a great experience.
My husband &I had a great date Saturday ...
My husband &I had a great date Saturday with wonderful food, prepared to perfection and a very nice atmosphere. Service was very good. We look forward to our next visit. Thanks to all who contributed to make the occasion memorable...
I took my two daughters for dinner. One ...
I took my two daughters for dinner. One daughter complained of the lighting--too dark. But she loved everything else. The attentiveness of our waiter was excellent and professional--he was there to serve us not become part of our family. The food was excellent--all three of us had steak and it was cooked exactly as each ordered. The quality of the meat was outstanding--all us agreed we never tasted a better steak in Pennsylvania. The noise level was a bit loud but that was due to an especially loud group--the only thing I can say is they were feeling like us comfortable and happy to be there. The price was moderately high but included cocktails, appetizers, main course, desert and coffee. Actually, the price was well worth the two hours we spent there--we never felt rushed. The experience we agreed was exceptional for our area. There might be a better place but I haven't found it in Lancaster. OH, check out the restroom an experience in class! It's the little things that set you apart from the crowd and Checkers does the little things well. Can't wait to take my wife. We will be back.
It was our wedding anniversary and we we ...
It was our wedding anniversary and we were treated with grace and elegance from the moment we walked in.We were wished a Happy Anniversary from the hostess as well as our waitress, Sonja. Sonja was extremely courteous and helpful throughout the evening and was especially knowledgeable of the wines. Our calamari appetizer was the best we have ever had. Our entrees were served timely and were extremely well tasting.
Kudos to the entire staff. We will definitely be returning!
We love it at checkers! Our waiter was g ...
We love it at checkers! Our waiter was good but not very personable. I said we are celebrating a birthday and we didn't get any kind of happy birthday written chocolate like I have in the past so that was a little disappointing.
Our cocktails were very tasty and origin ...
Our cocktails were very tasty and original. The food was amazing, although my friend thought her dinner was a bit tiny. The bread was fresh and hot. The ambiance was warm and a bit loud. The service was stellar. It would have been nice for a small dinner salad to be included with the entree to enhance the value. Overall, I would recommend it to friends and warn them it's a bit pricey.
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